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Star Trek: The Next Generation — A 30th Anniversary Quiz

In honor of Star Trek: the Next Generation‘s 30th anniversary, which is today (the premiere aired September 28, 1987), here’s a fun little exercise inspired by Susana “@NerdGerhl” Polo’s tweet from last September: Quick, describe the plot of your favorite Star … Continue reading

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Buffy at 20

Five years ago, I wrote a fifteenth-anniversary retrospective of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for Escape Pod. Today is the twentieth anniversary of Buffy, and what better way to celebrate it than also celebrating the five-year anniversary of my fifteenth-anniversary retrospective’s publication? Portrait … Continue reading

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Book Review: Only Superhuman by Christopher L. Bennett

I’ve reviewed Only Superhuman, Christopher L. Bennett’s first original novel, over at Escape Pod. I liked it, for the most part.

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Movie Review: “Swiss Army Man”

I have reviewed Swiss Army Man, a.k.a. “the Daniel Radcliffe farting corpse movie”, at Escape Pod. Here is a link for you to click so you can read it.

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Bring Back the Middle Ground

If you both like and dislike this article, then I did my job. Bring Back the Middle Ground

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Book Review: Libertaria: Genesis by Sabrina Peña Young

Book Review: Libertaria: Genesis by Sabrina Peña Young

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“Murder with Monsters” by KT Katzmann

From Murder with Monsters, which I reviewed at Escape Pod.

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Book Review: “Snapshot” by Beau Hall

Fifty years ago, Marietta really was a small town, and the thing about small towns is that you can hide a lot of big secrets there. Marvin Hill has been hiding a huge one: for more than fifty years, Marvin’s … Continue reading

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Fan Film Review: “Star Trek: Renegades”

Tim Russ is probably best known for his role as Tuvok on Star Trek: Voyager. However, since the end of that series, he’s devoted his time to producing fan films that extend the story of Star Trek independent of both … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Shepherd’s Crown” by Terry Pratchett

On September 1, my Kindle automatically downloaded my preordered copy of The Shepherd’s Crown. By September 3, I’d finished reading the final Discworld novel. How do I feel about this? Empty. Satisfied, but empty. The book is closed on the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Cinderella”

As both Honest Trailers and CinemaSins have recently shown, there are some problems with Disney’s retelling of the Cinderella story. But it’s such a huge part of the Disney empire that we were bound to get a new one at … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Kick-Ass 2”

In my reviews of movies, one thing I always try to mention is the film’s soundtrack. Much as some people writing about Firefly say that the ship is a character, so too is the music in any TV show or … Continue reading

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FROM 0 TO 100: FIBONACCI, AGILE, AND HOURS WORKED

Possibly one of the nerdiest articles I’ve ever written. FROM 0 TO 100: FIBONACCI, AGILE, AND HOURS WORKED

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Book Review: “Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain” by Richard Roberts

In a world where superheroes and supervillains are locked in honorable combat… in a world where science and magic are both real… in a world where superheroism is an inherited trait… three middle-school students are about to discover their true … Continue reading

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When Social Groups Collide: Trust, Relationships, and Real Names

There’s a very high level of trust that goes with letting your social groups collide, especially in the internet age, especially when real names are involved, and especially when people in one social group value their privacy (for whatever reason). … Continue reading

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Finding Happiness via HTTPS

I started reaching out, into the only place where I felt truly safe. The internet. Or, more precisely, the parts of the internet where the people I know generally don’t go. My latest Nerdery Public article is about – and … Continue reading

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Two, Four, Six, Eight: What Do We Appreciate?

My latest article for Nerdery Public revisits lessons learned while I was at summer camp. Read. TWO, FOUR, SIX, EIGHT; WHAT DO WE APPRECIATE?

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Movie Review: “Europa Report”

I reviewed Europa Report for Escape Pod. Movie Review: Europa Report

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Shut Up and Take My Money, USA Network!

What happens when a proud cord-cutter wants to watch a basic cable show? I discuss this on Nerdery Public. Shut Up and Take My Money, USA Network!

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Movie Review: “Apollo 18”

It’s been a long time since America has been to the moon. Hell, at this point even the Chinese have sent a lander there, if not actual taikonauts yet. The last moon mission was Apollo 17, back in 1972. Or … Continue reading

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